Transport – lessons from the last decade15 Oct 2010

Plan? What Plan? The need to put transport policy above politics

William Rickett is a former civil servant who worked at board level in five government departments including Transport and Energy & Climate Change.

With this unique background he was ideally placed to analyse for the RAC Foundation the transport policies of the past ten years and assess what lessons can be learned.

Amongst his conclusions is that without road user charging, “there is no rational transport policy.”

He continues, “The vast majority of travel, including a lot of our public transport, takes place on the roads. So policy will have to say as much about this as about runways and high speed rail.”

His full report is available to download.